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I'll be swimming again soon

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I'll be swimming again soon!!! Yeah!!! I stopped into my lap pool last week to check on when they predict opening up again and found that there won't be an earlier than predicted date of Oct. 15th as I was hoping. I have just about 10 more days to wait. I have to admit that even though I had high hopes and plans to get on my recumbent bike while I couldn't swim, I wasn't able to do it more than just a few times. I mentioned before how much I hate the bike and that ended up affecting my willingness to use it like I was hoping. Almost all summer long, it has had a throw blanket draped over the chair back, or a catalog sitting on the seat. I have checked my swimsuit, towels and goggles to make sure they are ready for use again soon, or if I need to go shopping before the pool opening date.


No lap swimming for me

Friday, August 10, 2012

No lap swimming for me for the next couple months as my pool is shut down for cleaning, maintanence and repairs and upgrades until early-mid Oct. I could go over to another county pool but they are tooo far to drive and aren't as convenient for me to get in and out of, nor do they have lane availibilities that suit my schedule. Tooo many excuses I can come up with NOT to go to the other pools. Instead, I am trying hard to get on my recumbent bike , something I find very hard to force myself to do since I hate that, nothing like how I LOVE my lap swimming , but I guess the bike is better than no exercise at all. I can't walk due to the arthritis in both feet. So I am struggling with keeping myself motivated to get on that dreaded bike for now.

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FENWAYGIRL18 8/11/2012 12:35AM

    god i know how you feel as i have fibromyalgia and lyme and the swimming helps so much..... i wish you the best ! emoticon

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oral surgery

Friday, July 22, 2011

Well, I got thru the 4 1/2 hours oral surgery the other day but for now am relegated to only soft foods and liquids, at least until the first check up. I can't eat anything like my normal diet, no juices (too acidic for most of them), no solids, only things that I can swallow w/o chewing, like little elbow pasta. I did mash up a hotdog in the pasta last night and managed to get some protein down. My hubbie suggested I use some of his protein powder but I just made a face at that one. Later tried it and had a hard time swallowing it down. I did see that I have already dropped 3 lbs since just before the surgery but don't really put any stock in it 'cause once I can get back to eating properly, I know it will go back up. I just don't want to lose my progress and habits during this time, sighhhhh

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CAROLIAN 7/22/2011 4:26PM

    Poor you hope your mouth better soon emoticon

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It's sooo hard to...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I;m finding it's sooo hard to get back into a routine once you have fallen out of routine. After being in AZ for a month back in Dec/Jan, I got back home and for some reason , have not been getting my sparks emails or streams. I miss them and w/o them, I find it very easy not to get on here and track, chat, encourage or get encouragement to/from others, etc. I am now trying to get back in the swing of things so that I can get back on the road to success in my wt. loss efforts.

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CAROLIAN 5/22/2011 4:20PM

    emoticon lol emoticon

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Indulge plans twarted

Saturday, July 03, 2010

after weighing in this Wed, I only lost 1/2 lb, but better a small loss than a maintain or gain. I was feeling deprived and discouraged, all a mind thing, and had told myself that after my swim the next day (Thurs) I would go get a hamburger or chicken sandwich from Wendy;s, but God had other plans for me. WE got a call from our pastor needing a ride somewhere so Rich, my hubby, dropped me at the pool and went to do his good deed for the day. So my plan to indulge after my swim was twarted. Then I said okay, I will go get something on Friday right after I am finished with my church volunteer work, but once again, I couldn't because Rich needed the car so he dropped me off to do my work and then came to pick me up once I was done. Afterwards, it seems that my craving or plans to indulge went away.

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DAHLFINZ90 8/5/2010 12:17PM

    God is so good!!

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